Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism?
The precise relationship between high-functioning autism and Asperger Syndrome is still a subject of debate. This volume provides a general overview of the disorder and present diverse opinions on diagnosis and assessment, neuropsychological issues, treatment, and related conditions. A special section features personal essays by individuals diagnosed with autism or Asperger Syndrome. The result is a comprehensive and useful survey of the current state of the field that will be of great interest to clinicians, teachers, researchers, and parents.
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AS will show higher verbal than nonverbal abilities, and also higher scoreson theoryofmind tasks, relative toHFA. Hooper and Bundy underscore observations madeinthe Volkmar and Klin chapter that the implications for assessment and ...
They werefoundto be markedly impaired in visuospatial organizational abilities and tended to beclumsy. Rourke etal.described the characteristics of these children. These included seriously deficient social skills, having few if any ...
The course and prognosis are closelyrelated tolevel of ability,not tothe clinical syndrome (Wing, 1988,1991). Finally, a specific response to a unique method of intervention would justify regarding asyndrome asa specific entity.
The picture is further complicated by the variation in overall levelof ability from profound retardation to superior levels of cognitive skill on testing. Because the of and the numbers clinical features severity and manner in which ...
... level of ability in verbal and nonverbal skills. Wing and Gould (1979) identified three types of social interaction, namely, “aloof and indifferent,” “passively accepting,” and “active but odd” social approaches (Borden & Ollendick, ...
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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND COMORBIDITY
Asperger Syndrome and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
DIAGNOSTIC DEFINITIONS AND ISSUES